Sunday, November 4, 2012

always the last ....

just up the hill, this guy is always the last maple to shed his leaves.....

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Al and I flipped shifts today at the store as he wanted to attend a family function this evening. That gave me the opportunity to have a nice breakfast at home with Clare this morning. After that , we ventured over to Falls Village to help a friend program an automatic thermostat. That went well, and after that we went down the street to The Toymaker's Cafe. The cafe is a stop we need to frequent more often but never seem to get there. We had a great bowl of soup, shared a delicious homemade corn muffin and went home just as happy as can be. If you haven't been, I recommend it.

Work went well. I must admit, it is a good thing to switch with Al from time to time and work the afternoon/evening shift on Saturday. It's good to see and thank those supporters as well! Hope everyone had a good day out there, wherever you may be!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Five days does not make a week.

My last posting in my blog, Sunday I believe it was, was waiting for our big storm. Five days later it has come and gone. Lives have been changed forever. Landscapes have been changed forever. Lives have been lost. Miracles have happened. So much work has been done already, and so, so much more is yet to do. There will still be more storm-related deaths. The dollar losses are, well, just way higher than I can count. And they will climb for months to come.

But we Americans are a resilient group. It seems as though the worst brings out the best oft-times. It had better be to continue to do that now, for we surely need it. I just read where a fund-raising event for Connecticut is going on right now, and they are hoping to raise twenty thousand dollars. A lot of money, for-sure. But just a drop in the big bucket that it will take to return life pre-Sandi in Connecticut. Honestly, is it at this point in time even possible to think we will ever get to that point? For some, nothing can replace their losses, or fill their voids. But, we will strive to do so. We are Americans. It's what we do.

This was the scene just up from my home on Sunday. It didn't last long.